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Addiction is a problem that affects millions of people around the world but thankfully massage can help relieve the stress of addiction when you’ve decided to say “no, enough is enough!”

Many people suffering from an addiction that have been to a doctor decide that sometimes natural massage can help and the evidence points in that direction too. So, let’s talk a little about those massages that do help and what the symptoms of addiction are so that you know what to look out for.

What are the symptoms of withdrawal?

Depending on whether you’re withdrawing from drugs or alcohol the symptoms of addiction can vary; mostly you will find that there are similarities, however, most symptoms include:

  • Increased sensitivity to pain,
  • irritability,
  • sweating and hot flushes,
  • anxiety and depression,
  • insomnia,
  • lack of appetite or in some cases, increased appetite
  • Flu-like-symptoms that include headaches and body aches.

Thankfully, a massage from a trained masseuse can dumb down these effects as well as aid you in your recuperation.

Massages that can help you with withdrawal

Swedish massage

This massage that has been covered by us before (see here), but is still relevant in helping you to recover from your addiction. As we have noted previously, a Swedish massage can give you a number of benefits, these include relieving depression and anxiety which can form as a symptom for withdrawal and addiction, as well as relieving pain which can also be a symptom.

If you wish to have this type of massage then I would suggest you talk to your doctor about your addiction then about this massage.

Deep Tissue massage

Another massage we have covered on our website is the Deep Tissue massage which can also greatly help you with your addiction and withdrawal symptoms.

This type of massage uses deeper pressure and cross-fibre friction to help relieve pain in your body as well as heal muscles that might tend to spasm when you are in withdrawal. Not only does this massage benefit you in these ways but is also seen as a very relaxing and is considered one of the more therapeutic massages as well. In short, it’s good for your body and feels amazing both during and after your session.

Sports massage

Withdrawal from drugs or alcohol as we know can make you very achy and a sports massage is a wonderful way to relieve the stress and pain that can come with withdrawal. One of the many wonderful things about a Sports massage is that you can get them pretty much anywhere and can provide you much pain relief that for most people is much needed.

Explore our website for more information

We have a lot of information on our website which will show you that massage can help to combat a number of physical and mental hindrances that you might experience in your life.

Withdrawal is tough and in some cases can cause more than just minor problems. So, head to your doctor first and then think about getting a massage with a professional massage therapist, you’ll feel much better!